In Honor of Presidents Day – Top 10 Favorite Quotes
February 17, 2014 § Leave a comment
These “President Day Quotes” are all making rounds on the internet today. Here’s my top 10 from various sources:
Thomas Jefferson, 1801-1809: “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot, and hang on”
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
John Quincy Adams, 1825-1829: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
If our 6th President were alive today, he’d be a Mozillian – “Knowing More, Doing More, Being Better’
Andrew Jackson, 1829-1837: “Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go (all) in.” I’m not sure poker was as popular back then, but it it were, he definitely would have said “all in”.
James Garfield, 1881: “Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself; that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it.”
Teddy Roosevelt, 1901-1909: “We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage.”
William Taft, 1909-1913: “Don’t write so that you can be understood, write so that you can’t be misunderstood.”
Woodrow Wilson, 1913-1921: “One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to be supplied is light, not heat.”
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.”
Calvin Coolidge, 1923-1929: “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb … Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent….”
Bill Clinton, 1993-2001: “….It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.”
Barack Obama, 2009-present: “One voice can change a room. And if one voice can change a room, then it can change a city. And if it can change a city, it can change a state. And if it can change a state, it can change a nation, and if it can change a nation, it can change the world. Your voice can change the world.”
Final Bonus quotes: Benjamin Franklin (Founding Father), 1706-1790;
“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.”;
“Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I remember, Involve me and I learn”.
and I have to end on this one: